RIP Louise Hay
Louise Hay, the author of the book 'You Can Heal Your Life' died last month at the age of 90. You Can Heal Your Life is the first book I ever read on the subject of new age/ mind and body/ spirituality. It was nearly 30 years ago; I was in my early 20's, even before I encountered yoga. She was the first person who spread the idea that our thoughts affect our health. It is a common sense now but when it was first published in 1984, the idea was not widely accepted.
Her messages are very simple. Your thoughts affect not only your health, but all aspects of your life. And the root cause of every problem is that you don't love yourself.
So, after many books on this kind of subject and spirituality and many many hours on the yoga mat, I still come back to her books, especially when I feel I've lost track. I still listen to her meditation CD and watch her video. She has amazingly calming influence on me. My old copy of You Can Heal Your Life now sits in my 17 year old daughter's book shelf.
I'm 52 years old this year, and I think more than ever how true Louise's messages are. After raising 2 children and seeing many young people including mine wade through the tricky teenagehood, I think they really need to hear this.
You must love yourself.
You must not put yourself down.
You really don't need to worry about what others think of you.
Louise Hay died on the 30th August 2017, exactly 2 years after another great author and her friend Wayne Dyer died.
I love you, Louise. Rest in peace.